10 December 2018

Nobel Jewels 2018: Queen Silvia

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Our extended coverage of the 2018 Nobel Prize ceremonies kicks off with a look at the jewels worn this evening by Queen Silvia of Sweden in Stockholm!




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In a break from the pattern she's used over the course of the past decade, Silvia repeated the same tiara she wore for last year's Nobel ceremony and banquet: Queen Sofia's Tiara. (You can see how she styled it last year here!)


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The grand tiara dates to the nineteenth century, and as its name suggests, it belonged to Queen Sofia of Sweden and Norway. You can see close-up views -- and read my interpretation of the tiara's design -- in this post!


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With the diamond tiara, Silvia wore more heirloom diamonds on her ears: the Vasa Diamond Earrings. (You can read my article on these magnificent earrings over here!)


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Silvia also wore one of my favorite demi-parures from the Swedish royal vaults: the necklace and large brooch from the Bernadotte Emerald Suite. (More on that set of jewelry over here!)


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You'll also spot diamonds on Silvia's right wrist...


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And her usual rings on her left hand.


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Silvia also wore the sash and star of the highest Swedish order of chivalry, the Order of the Seraphim, and her husband's Royal Family Order, which sits in a diamond frame on a blue silk ribbon. Note that the portrait features King Carl XVI Gustaf as he looked around the time of the couple's wedding in 1976.


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Here's a look at Silvia's entire glittering ensemble for the ceremony and banquet.